Caymus Vineyards produces two Cabernets Sauvignons – a “Napa Valley” and the venerable “Special Selection”. Both Cabernet bottlings have aromas and flavors which can only be achieved through “hang time” – a technique which chances the loss of crop if early winter sets in. Leaving the fruit to “hang” on the vine unusually long develops suppleness, increases color, and matures the tannins of the grapes. The wines are abundant in textural tannins yet soft as velvet. Crop thinning, allowing measured sunlight to reach the vine’s fruit zone, and waiting for increased ripeness are all part of our viticultural practices. Caymus Cabernets offer a wide array of aromas and flavors including cocoa, cassis and vanilla.
Luxurious opulence on an unrivaled scale defines this wine year, in and year out! The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon offers a dark, scarlet red color, with powerful aromas of sweet ripe cabernet grapes. Initial impressions are fantastically appealing, brooding to expansive textural sensations of finely grained cacao tannins. The whole of the wine is balanced, rich, expressive and impressively complex. The backbone of fine tannin and sweet ripeness is a carry-over from perfectly mature fruit.
92 Points - Wine Spectator Very lush and caressing in feel, with a flashy display of creamed plum, boysenberry and açaí berry fruit liberally laced with milk chocolate and melted black licorice notes. Drink now through 2028.
90 Points - Wilfred Wong The 2018 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon drinks easily. This wine is ripe, smooth, and delectable. Enjoy its lovely aromas and flavours of ripe fruit and oak with a well-seasoned roast leg of lamb.